tirsdag 8. oktober 2013


One lucky lamb will be coming to national fame as NRK television stages National Knitting Night on Nov. 1. 2013! 

"Couch potatoes: Mark your calendars.

Norway's NRK television network, the folks who brought you 12 hours of a crackling fire in February and 5 1/2 days of a cruise ship steaming along the Arctic coast in 2011, plans to carry five hours of live knitting as its next "Slow TV" offering.

The Friday night prime-time event on Nov. 1 is a bid by Norwegian wool shearers, yarn spinners and avid knitters to capture the world record from Australia for producing a sweater, from sheep's back to human's."

Read the full article in the Los Angeles Times //HERE
By Carol J. Williams

What exactly is "slow-TV"?  
"Slow television, or Slow TV, is a term used for a genre of live "marathon" television coverage of an ordinary event in its complete length. Its name is derived both from the long endurance of the broadcast as well as from the natural slow pace of the television program's progress. 

The concept was widely introduced by Tumlarmedia of Stockholm. Later examples are the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation's live coverage of the complete 7-hour train ride along the Bergen Line (Bergensbanen) on 27 November 2009 and the live coverage of the Hurtigruten ship MS Nordnorge during its 134-hour voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes starting on 16 June 2011.

Both events received extensive attention in both Norwegian and foreign media, and were considered a great success with coverage numbers exceeding all expectations and record ratings for the NRK2 channel."

- click //HERE for full article.-
-wikipedia -

The TV Channel NRK made a very nice video presentation of the project in english, and have it available on their web pages.  Take a look //HERE, and scroll down until you see the video as highlighted in the image below, and hit the blue play button.

So what do you think?  Will you be watching NRK's "kniting project"?

2 kommentarer:

  1. I'll be watching - and knitting - and possibly maybe posting a few pics along the way... More or less like any given night at my place ;)

    1. I think I have to as well... I'm actually really interested in seeing the first part, where they make the yarn from scratch. I'd love to be able to do that. :)